World Outdoor Racquetball

3WallBall World Championships Recap By Vic Leibofsky

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For the eighth consecutive year, racquetball players from around the world met at the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas for the 3WallBall World Championships, presented by ProKennex.

The play was fierce by every competitor all weekend. But in the professional divisions two players dominated.
Daniel De Larosa took the trifecta, winning every division he played in: Mens Pro Singles, Mens Pro Doubles with Alvaro Beltran, and Mixed Pro Doubles with Michelle De Larosa. Daniel was unstoppable on the court, and a ray of sunshine to be around off the court. Daniel selected 8 yr old Khilyn Natale to be a line judge for his Pro Singles final against Alvaro, who also gave Khilyn a thumbs up.

Janel Tisinger continued her dominance, defending her titles in both Womens Pro Singles, and Womens Pro Doubles with partner Aimee Ruiz. Mental toughness has become Janel’s trademark, and she plays with a verve and ferocity that racquetball fans love to watch. The singles final against Rhonda Rajsich was a great display by both women of lights out effort and grit, coupled with class and respect for each other and the referee.

In the Classic Professional Racquetball Tour (CPRT) doubles, Patrick Allin and Greg Solis continued their hot streak, taking the CPRT Championship in an incredible final against defending champs Robert Sostre and Gabe Medina.

The 1-wall Pro divisions welcomed 4 new Champions in 2018. In the Men’s 1wall Pro Doubles, Will Rolon and David Blatt were able to win a highly contested tiebreaker final over Alfredo Ramirez and Nick Montalbano. In the Mixed 1wall Pro, Rick Koll and Rhonda Rajsich were able to take down 1wall veterans Jasmine Suarez and Steven Acevedo in a final match that was a thrill to watch.

On behalf of the entire racquetball staff, thank you to all the players, fans and sponsors.

Vic Leibofsky
Racquetball Tournament Director